Do You Like Paper Map Instead of Digital One?

Friday, June 21, 2019
Paper map sold in bookstores

I just wonder, why many book stores sell “paper map,” since we may get digital map from Google free of charge.

Printed paper map out of date some times, while digital map is up to date and validated regularly.

We experienced lost when we went to several cities few years ago, it was because street name changed but not validated by paper map.

We could use many programs or applications to find addresses easily now days, few of them are:
- Google map
- GPS
- Cell phone

Google map

Google digital map is interactive:
- We can zoom in or zoom out
- We could search additional information during our traveling such as from nearby gas station to hotel, from rest area to public park
- We also could find alternative routes.

Through Google map, we may send our addresses or destination or directions (from starting point to end point) to our cell phone.

Google will follow our travel. She knows where are we or our position in the map. If we get lost or confuse, we may ask her.


Road Atlas printed in 2019

Since paper map or road atlas still be printed in 2019, I assumed that demand for paper map is exist now days.

I saw the cheapest price is US$ 2.75 and highest price is US$ 9.92. The map covers either a city or a country. The map is for traveling purposes.

Even though the prices are quite reasonable, but we need to spend the money to have it.


By the way, which one you prefer: printed map or digital (google) map?

33 comments:

  1. We use the phone's GPS. However on long road trips I actually like the old paper maps. We get them free through AAA or at state welcome centers.

    We have traveled a lot in the past year up and down the east coast. Paper maps came in handy so we didn't use up the data on the phone. Otherwise we love the GPS when we are trying to navigate a town or city.

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      Printed paper map out of date some times, while digital map is up to date and validated regularly.

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  2. Digital these days makes sense

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  3. It's been a while since I had to use a map, and I did use Google maps on my tablet. Paper maps are fine, but I also like digital.

    I like how you can get a street view with the digital. Like Miss Val said, you have to be careful not to burn up your battery when using the digital/hand-held though.

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  4. I use GPS when we are in a car but when we are outside for expample in the mountains I use paper maps:)

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      We got lost when we went to a city several city, it was because street name changed but not validated by paper map.

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  5. I am definitely of the generation that prefers a paper map. There is a lot of pleasure to be derived from poring over one, and you get an immediate sense of where different places and landscape features lie in relation to each other.

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      We could use many programs or applications to find addresses easily now days, few of them are:
      - Google map
      - GPS
      - Cell phone

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  6. I've seen paper maps in gas stations here and have also wondered if people still use them. I guess it's more for old-school people who don't have GPS system or don't have data plans on their phone.

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  7. I guess not everyone has a SatNav. I don't in my car, but then it is a basic but lovable Fiat.

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    1. I think so.....

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      Google digital map is interactive:
      - We can zoom in or zoom out
      - We could search additional information during our traveling such as from nearby gas station to hotel, from rest area to public park
      - We also could find alternative routes.

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  8. Paper is number 1, climate control.

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      Through Google map, we may send our addresses or destination or directions (from starting point to end point) to our cell phone.

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  9. My husband and I use both. When planning trips we use digital but often when traveling there's no internet service and a paper map is a must.

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      Google will follow our travel. She knows where are we or our position in the map. If we get lost or confuse, we may ask her.

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  10. I prefer digital format, especially in holidays.

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  11. It depends, sometimes paper is better.

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  12. The GPS units in our cars are very helpful to help us navigate via the shortest route, but I don't think we'll ever give up our paper maps. My hubby is a map guy from way back, and I'm a little surprised he agreed to use a GPS at all. (He doesn't always take the GPS's "advise," though. HA!) Me? I can probably get lost with equal skill, whether I'm using a map or GPS. :)

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      Even though the prices are quite reasonable, but we need to spend the money to have it.

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  13. I actually use both as recently when traveling some areas don't always have a good internet so the paper map comes in handy.

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      By the way, which one you prefer: printed map or digital (google) map?

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  14. I prefer paper. I use electronic, too. But when taking trips I always throw in maps/atlas so I can explore around the areas I am going. As someone who loves the outdoors, I would never venture out into the mountains or on the water wtihout proper maps or charts.

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    1. I see....

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  15. I use both. Paper ones give more flexibility and can be used when there is no signal. They can also be torn up and used in collage when they are no longer in date.

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      I just wonder, why many book stores sell “paper map,” since we may get digital map from Google free of charge.

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